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  Zine, Dennis P.
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NameDennis P. Zine
Address30 Hackamore Lane
Bell Canyon, California , United States
Born August 01, 1947 (73 years)
ContributorSummer Intern
Last ModifedRBH
Feb 09, 2018 09:21pm
InfoCouncilman Dennis P. Zine was born and raised in Los Angeles. He resides in the West San Fernando Valley and has two sons, Chris and Eric. Chris is an L.A.P.D. Officer, and Eric is a college student in Northern California. The Councilman�s district encompasses Canoga Park, Reseda, Tarzana, West Hills, Winnetka, and Woodland Hills. Councilman Zine has vowed to work diligently on the problems which effect his constituency. The Councilman began his public service career 35 years ago when he joined the Los Angeles Police Department. In 1997, Councilman Zine was elected by the residents of the 3rd District to represent Valley interests on the elected Charter Reform Commission. In addition, Councilman Zine was elected three times to the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Police Protective League. Not only has the Councilman had extensive public service experience, he has volunteered with numerous community service organizations. Organizations such as MADD, Haven Hills Home for Battered Women, and the Jewish Home for the Aging have been and will remain among Councilman Zine�s priorities. A firm believer in education, Councilman Zine has created annual High School scholarships amounting to $10,000 for High Schools in his district. In addition, Councilman Zine has increased his government service experience by becoming treasurer with the Independent Cities Association (ICA) and is the city�s representative on the Public Safety and Crime Prevention Steering Committee for the National League of Cities (NLC).

Councilman Zine�s priorities as an elected official include improving quality of life, reducing crime and increasing public safety, and addressing transportation issues using common sense, practical solutions. Councilman Zine is working on programs that address graffiti abatement in the district. As Chairman of the Los Angeles City Council�s Personnel Committee, Councilman Zine is intimately involved in every aspect of employment policy within the City family. Furthermore, Councilman Zine serves as Vice-Chair of the Education and Neighborhoods Committee. This committee supervises the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, the Human Relations Commission, and the City's Child Care Coordinator. It also oversees the site suitability and location of new schools, and city sponsored after school programs, child care issues, city's day care programs, Neighborhood Councils, civic participation and empowerment. Finally, Councilman Zine is a member of the Public Safety and Rules & Elections Committees.

In order to aid and enhance the community he has been elected to serve, Councilman Zine has committed to donate $25,000 a year from his council salary (a total of $100,000 for his four year term) to non-profit organizations. Furthering his commitment to public safety, Councilman Zine has been sworn in as a Los Angeles Police Department Reserve Officer. Working to improve the quality of life for all San Fernando Valley residents, Councilman Zine has formed the P.O.S.S.E. (People Organized for a Safe Secure Environment), a volunteer group comprised of concerned citizens who are professionally trained to go out into their communities and rid them of blight such as graffiti, abandoned cars, potholes, unkempt properties, and illegal sign postings. The Councilman is working closely with Neighborhood Councils as they form and become functioning bodies of community oversight.

Source: Los Angeles City Council


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